Dannys-head-shave-300x222Danny Hilferty from Capstone Foster Care’s Leicester fostering office, surprised staff and foster carers when he announced that he was going to shave his head to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.

Watch the video to see Danny, Social worker from Leicester foster agency gets his head shaved for charity. 

Danny usually supports carers from across the East Midlands but this effort was in aid of charity, Mother of Peace, that supports orphans in Zimbabwe. The charity holds regular meetings and members of Capstone Foster Care recently attended one of their meetings in Leicester which was hosted by the Zimbabwean community.

Charitable events

The meeting was a excellent opportunity to learn more about Mother of Peace and how our Leicester fostering team could support the charity.  Fundraising ideas and activities have been discussed at support groups for carers in Leicester. Senior Practitioner, Dave Needle, donated an old parachute to the charity, and has now decided to raise funds by doing a parachute jump alongside Regional Director Dean Temple and a local foster carer.

Dave Needle said:

“When we went to the evening charity event, we watched a video about the young people who need support in Zimbabwe. Supporting the children there echoed the support we offer children in foster care in Leicester and across the UK. We rebuild lives at Capstone Foster Care and if we could help children do the same in Zimbabwe it would be amazing.”

Conkers-3-300x199Foster carers across the East Midlands decided to go to Conkers for their annual Christmas day out. It was a new choice in terms of foster carer events and it didn’t disappoint!

There’s lots of things to do both indoors and outdoors throughout the year at Conkers in Derbyshire. At Christmas it becomes a Winter Wonderland. Upon arrival, our staff team, carers and children were led away by elves through the enchanted forest and the valley of Christmas lights to Santa’s woodland grotto.




The group saw reindeer and the adults settled for mince pies and mulled wine whilst the children lined up to meet Santa in his grotto.

Some decided to take a trip on the Santa Special through the runner of Discovery and others were just in time to meet the balloon modeller and watch the street entertainers.

Dave Needle, Senior Practitioner, said:

“It really went down well with children, young people and carers.We had a great turnout and we’re definitely going to plan something like this again next year.”

What our carers say

“Just wanted to say thank you for arranging the winter wonderland trip it was very good. Both ourselves and the boys thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.”

Donna and Steve



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